ACC should arrest Kalusha Bwalya

ACC should arrest Kalusha Bwalya

What is the Anti corruption commission waiting for ?

MANCHESTER, England – Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam.

Fifa investigations found Bwalya guilty of violating the ethics code by accepting improper payments totaling $80 000 from Bin Hammam in 2009 and 2011 for Faz and personal expenditure.

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee said on Friday that they had banned Bwalya, a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from “all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.”

FIFA said in a statement they had been investigating the 54-year-old Bwalya since February 2017 “focused principally on benefits that Mr Bwalya had received from Mr Bin Hammam”.

“The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Bwalya guilty of having violated art. 16 (Confidentiality) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 ($100,573.2) was also imposed on Mr Bwalya. The decision was notified to Mr Bwalya today, and the ban comes into force immediately.”

Bwalya, was voted African Player of the Year in 1988 and later went on to be coach of the Zambia national team and president of the Zambian Football Association. He was not immediately reachable for comment. Bin Hammam was banned for life from football by FIFA in 2011 for his part in a cash-for-votes scandal. The Qatari has denied any wrongdoing.

Reuters

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    Ububomba Mwibala 5 days ago

    The ending of this Kalu will be bad.He has such a plastic life style.He has failed to settle in Zambia opting to live an expensive life style in SA.This $80,000 was probably used to pay for his room at Pamodzi.The ka f00l does not deserve pity,he lost a house in Woodlands worth more than$200,000 over a $25,000 debt,what a f00l.

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    gogo 5 days ago

    Finished sites

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    Shimata Shimata 6 days ago

    This case has dimensions.

    He got a bribe purpotedly using FAZ. That is what the FIFA is dealt with.
    Secondly after using FAZ’s name and that of the country, he pocketed the money. This is what ACC must deal with. Had he delivered the money to FAZ, the ACC would have nothing to do with this case. BUT FOR NOW ??? THEY MUST GO AFTER HIM!!

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      oranje91 6 days ago

      This is a waste of ACC resources. If the money is recovered it wouldn’t go to the Government, FAZ, or any entity in the country. Govt (ACC) would however incur the cost of the investigation. There is enough back log for them to work on cases within the country. If ACC was interested in this case they would have launched their own independent investigation. They can’t piggy back on FIFA’s investigation. It would be more of a publicity stunt than anything else just to please those who want to make this personal against Kalusha.

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    oranje91 1 week ago

    What does ACC got to do with this case?

    ACC can’t keep up with corruption cases in Zambia, why would they go an poke their nose in other jurisdictions?

    Abena ZED, stay in your tiny lane.

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    mumbi phiri 1 week ago

    From Great Kalu to Great Galu.

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    ilack ngambo 1 week ago

    In replying to “The Watchman” I’m utterly shocked with the justification because Kalu was found guilty by FIFA and not the ACC. There’s a lot more to Kalu’s conduct especially as faz president that we don’t yet. we know of a situation where for a player to be featured in the national team there was some kind of “levy”. Let ACC do their job freely. If he is clean he will be set free. The time for reckoning is now.

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    sipinya sa ng'aka 1 week ago

    Oh I forgot he can still juggle balls at pf rallies in 2021 that is. Oh is he banned from doing that as well? 

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    FuManchu 1 week ago

    Huh! Self destruction is easy for with love for simple pleasures putting integrity at risk the mighty fall! Kalu’s legacy will end up wiped away with misjudgment or too much selfishness! Rather tact should have been employed in saying he’ll fight back to prove his innocence than claiming he’s not guilty for FIFA has handed to him that judgement out of their ‘best’ investigations.

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    The Watchman 1 week ago

    What has ACC got to do with FIFA on this matter? Was ACC employed by FIFA to pursue this matter? Which corrupt practice under the jurisdiction of ACC did Kalu breach?
    Stop hallucinating, Kalu is human don’t hurt him more. Have empathy for others,,,,,,

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    sipinya sa ng'aka 1 week ago

    Bemba disease, manje a Walya a za dya ciani cifukwa pa mupila ndiye pa coka za ku dya? 

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    Allan Makwiti 1 week ago

    African disease

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    Mzee Hekima 1 week ago

    I think many Zambians are into why hurt your own so much.

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    PWANYA NYINI ING'AMBIKE 1 week ago

    infact we are trailing this ka chap he needs to be inside so that he knows the meaning of my name im the super torturer if I undress I will ask him if he can see my cunt and if he says yes mbama pamusana

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    Corruption a cancer is bad